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    small dovetailed box

    A local contractor I know gave me some "scrap" wood he had taking up some space in his shop. That would be birdseye maple I resawed to make the top and bottom of this little box. The sides are from a piece of curly cherry, that came as a hunk of wood, split from a log. The curl doesn't show up in my poor photography.

    Anyway, I did my usual routine of a sliding lid, but I made the shadow joints to really close tolerances. I hope it doesn't swell shut come summertime. I am donating the box to the silent auction at a local Hospice, which will take place tomorrow night. We'll see how much it brings in.

    Finish is shellac and wax.





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    Nicely done Ken. I hope it brings big bucks!
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    Very nice Ken, I hope it brings a pretty penny
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    Yep, sweet box Ken nice wood combinations, nice tails, nice finish, just nice all around. Some lucky HIGH bidder will sure be happy

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    That's some more top-notch work, Ken. Well done.
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    Real nice Ken.
    Just curious. Do you apply the finish to the inside of the groove where the sliding cover fits?
    I think that I would like to give one of these a try.
    Good cause, I hope the dough rolls in on this beauty.
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    Thanks for the kind words. I'll post the final price when I get it.

    Bob - there is no finish in the groove for the lid. I did finish the exterior of the bottom before assembly. I leave the interiors unfinished. I like the look of the bare wood inside. I've done a variety of lid treatments - I like how this one looks, as you can tell, my taste runs towards simple. Kind of like my mind.

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    Sometimes simple is the hardest to pull off. There is nothing to distract the eye from any imperfection. Looks really good to me!

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    Ken, the lid and bottom look bumpy from the birdseye ...wonderful piece and a great addition to the auction.
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    Look good, Ken. I'm trying to see the side where the lid slides out and can't quite make it out. Does it have dovetails on that side? And is there a "fake" half tail at the top like on the side I can see?

    I'm just interested in how you did that.

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